Beerman6686 (3549) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy brown color. Aroma of mainly of nuts and maltiness. Tastes is very nutty with some caramel/chocolate flavor. Pretty thin, but good for a "session beer"
DocLock (7201) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber colored with minimal off-white head. Aroma of caramelly malt, nuts, some toffee. Flat taste with heavy maltiness coupled with mid-palate nutty notes and some mild tobaccoey hints.
LinusStick (2701) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2009 ***Rerate***
Tried this again on tap at Bocktown. Big difference here was the awesome carbonation this beer had. It was very lively and while not much flavor, it was a bit better.
Original rating: 8/9/07 AR6 AP2 FL5 P2 OA15- Total 3.0
On draft at Bocktown. This would have been much better if it had more carbonation. Aroma of roasted malt. Pour was a flat dark brown with no head. Taste was very malty with some roastiness and nut flavor. Nice mouthfeel but had little to no carbonation. Carbonation would have helped this beer along.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4292) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2012 Sampled on draft this beer poured a mahogany color with a medium sized light brown head. The aroma was malty, roasty and bitter. The flavor was bitter, roasty and nutty malt mix with very subtle hops and a hint of smoke underneath.
Beerdedone (2394) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At the brewery. Pours a dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of toasted malts, nuts, and a touch of caramel. Flavor is of mostly malts with some light hops. On the thin side for a brown ale.
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 3, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
At the brewery. Hazy brown color, off white head. Aroma is hoppy and wheaty, slight caramel. Flavor is the same with that signature earthiness and a bit nutty, but Iím not really impressed with this beer. Itís on the watery side. Out of all of Scottís beer, I probably like this the least.
cheap (3657) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2012 New rating: Had this on tap and from a growler, much better than I thought originally, has a more refined attitude and goes down oh so very nice - good job scott improving this brew! old rating: Oops, somebody at the Bocktown got this tap handle mixed up with Corsendonk, Corsendonk Pater (Abbey Brown Ale)-----Unbelievable bargain! Pleasantly flat. No, seriously, this is like Corsendonk with all the complexities, but much better in price. Definately top of the style.
lukin013 (215) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 17, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Map Room. Dark brown body with tan head. Aroma is very earthy... dirt and nuts. Flavor is incredibly malty... mostly toasted malt and nuts. A slight metallic taste and lack of complexity are the biggest downfalls, but very easy to drink.
Nate (3451) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at State College BrewExpo. Dark brown ale with little head. Has a mild, dry bitter aroma and hard to tell if from the hops or some odd dusty grain aromatics. Nice malty taste with light bitter hops. Mild nutty finish and after, with watery overall body. Decent, but not one of the better brown ales.
TomDecapolis (4334) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUL 22, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
06 State College Brew Expo. Pours a brownish golden with a bubbly tan head. Aroma of brown sugar, nut, toasted malt and not much hops at all. Flavors of the same...still no hops :)